E-commerce software company Jade is to train Indian IT workers in New Zealand as part of a major move into Asia.
The Christchurch firm has formed a second "partnership" in the sub-continent, with e-commerce software supplier Capital Technologies.
Earlier this year, the firm tied up with Indian banking and health solutions company Kale Consultants.
Jade sales and marketing general manager Owen Scott says the move follows other deals in Asia. "We now have partners in India, Singapore, Japan and Korea working on significant development projects or reselling Jade-built software," he says.
Capital Technologies is developing a Jade capability to help sell and support Jade applications for resale and says it is interested in solutions for banking, ports and healthcare.
Six Capital staff will visit Christchurch over the next month for two weeks' training.
"There are lots of opportunities in Asia, but it is early days," says Scott, adding he cannot put a value on what the deals are worth to JADE.
However, despite the Asian link-ups, he says software "will always be made here [in Christchurch]."
"The Indians are simply taking skills to support and sell that software," he says.